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  1. Thebes
  2. Corinth
  3. peripeteia
  4. Sophocles
  5. parados
  1. a ancient city in Greece; Oedipus' home and supposed birthplace; powerful naval force; located approximately 50 miles west of modern Athens, on the Isthmus of Corinth
  2. b famous Greek author, most known for books in the "Oedipus Trilogy"; considered "the height" of Greek tragedy; his plays have lots of irony, and major themes of his plays include arrogance and the "wisdom of accepting fate"; made the actors the main part of his plays; even though he wrote 123 plays, only seven are still around today
  3. c located northwest of Athens; largest city in the region; named for its mythical founder Cadmus; this is where most of the Oedipus trilogy takes place
  4. d this was the first scene of the play (after the prologue), and it was used to provide important and relevant information regarding the play
  5. e this word, also known as "reversal," is the reversal of a situation (i.e. from good to bad or bad to good)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. this person is basically a good person (not a villain or a hero) who has some tragic flaw (harmartia) that results in his downfall
  2. this was the "dancing space"; it was the performing area (circular shaped) and it was surrounded by the theater and in front of the skene; there was an altar to Dionysus at the center
  3. the first person to use these (who were only male) was Thespis, and then Aeschylus and Sophocles used these as well; men who hadn't hit puberty would be the women in the plays
  4. this consisted of Athenian men and women; 12-15 singers and dancers who represented "the community"; they normally sang with an orchestra; Sophocles increased the size of this and made it less important than it originally was; very important part of the play; this would narrate and reflect back on the play; gives off a "unified feeling"
  5. this was the second movement of the chorus in an ode (it was a response to the strophe)

5 True/False questions

  1. Dionysusthis consisted of Athenian men and women; 12-15 singers and dancers who represented "the community"; they normally sang with an orchestra; Sophocles increased the size of this and made it less important than it originally was; very important part of the play; this would narrate and reflect back on the play; gives off a "unified feeling"

          

  2. hubristhis consisted of Athenian men and women; 12-15 singers and dancers who represented "the community"; they normally sang with an orchestra; Sophocles increased the size of this and made it less important than it originally was; very important part of the play; this would narrate and reflect back on the play; gives off a "unified feeling"

          

  3. anagnoresisthis word, also known as "recognition," is the change from ignorance to awareness in the tragic hero; he/she usually recognizes some horrible event/secret and then achieves a revelation about something like human fate, destiny, and/or the will of the gods

          

  4. choregoswealthy patrons who supervised and financed the plays; one of the public services required of the the wealthy; no control over which writer's play they would finance

          

  5. Oracle of Delphimost important shrine in Greece; it was thought to be the center of the universe; it was a shrine to Apollo, the god of prophecy, music, poetry, light, and dance; plays an important role in the Oedipus trilogy; the oracle, who Apollo's spirit was thought to inhabit, would usually answer questions in riddles or in very cryptic ways